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From: Stephen
Subject: TC-RTC: A themed Challenge.
Date: 22 Apr 2016 11:51:45
Message: <571a1051$1@news.povray.org>
We were thinking about adding an extra dimension to the Challenges by 
putting a theme to a series of them. Culminating in a scene that should 
incorporate all or parts of the previous scenes.

There would be three short Challenges then a longer one to finish on. 
For example:
(1) Red; (2) Blue; (3) Yellow; (4) Rainbow.
Or
(1) Statues; (2) Fountain; (3) Garden; (4) Stately Home/Big Ranch.

We would not mind comments and suggestions, especially on how to release 
the name of the topics. We could:

1.       Release the four topics at the start.
2.       Release the three short topics at the start and keep the last 
one until the end.
3.       Stagger the release of the three short topicsâ¦

You get the idea.

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Stephen & Thomas, Administrators


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From: Christian Froeschlin
Subject: Re: TC-RTC: A themed Challenge.
Date: 24 Apr 2016 01:06:55
Message: <571c1c2f$1@news.povray.org>
On 22.04.2016 13:51, Stephen wrote:

> We would not mind comments and suggestions

Some random thoughts on this

- Of course, try it, why not

- The short topics may need to be interpreted more literally
   than usual in order for them to make sense in the long topic.
   Releasing all topics at once could give a bit more flexibility

- The short topics should be self-contained so that anyone can
   participate in a single topic only as time allows. It might be
   good to encourage complete scenes over "object test renders".

- Since participating in the complete set is a longer commitment
   it might make most sense to split up Challenge 1. Alternatively
   use a future Challenge 1 topic that incorporates elements from
   earlier Challenge 2 topics.


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: TC-RTC: A themed Challenge.
Date: 25 Apr 2016 12:20:47
Message: <571e0b9f$1@news.povray.org>
On 4/24/2016 2:06 AM, Christian Froeschlin wrote:
> On 22.04.2016 13:51, Stephen wrote:
>
>> We would not mind comments and suggestions
>
> Some random thoughts on this
>
> - Of course, try it, why not
>

No reason not to. I wanted to see what the reaction would be and if 
there were any suggestions.

> - The short topics may need to be interpreted more literally
>    than usual in order for them to make sense in the long topic.
>    Releasing all topics at once could give a bit more flexibility
>

It would indeed and easier to plan your series.

> - The short topics should be self-contained so that anyone can
>    participate in a single topic only as time allows. It might be
>    good to encourage complete scenes over "object test renders".
>

That's the problem I can see if you know what the final topic will be.

[Homage to McGonagall] ;)


> - Since participating in the complete set is a longer commitment
>    it might make most sense to split up Challenge 1.

I am not too sure that I follow you.

> Alternatively
>    use a future Challenge 1 topic that incorporates elements from
>    earlier Challenge 2 topics.
>

This is what I had been thinking of. Maybe incorporating elements from 
two of the previous three short (Challenge 2) topics.

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Regards
     Stephen


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From: Sherry K  Shaw
Subject: Re: TC-RTC: A themed Challenge.
Date: 25 Apr 2016 15:14:44
Message: <571e3464$1@news.povray.org>
What if the first three rounds operated like the TV cooking competition 
"Chopped" (but without the element of a chef being sent home in each 
round).  At each round, the chefs are given identical boxes containing 
an utterly random set of ingredients (for example, blueberries, uni, 
nopales, and spam), each of which MUST be incorporated into their dish 
for that round.

Rounds one, two, and three could each be a "box" containing three 
obligatory items ("Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" or "Bell, Book, 
and Candle").  (There should, of course, be allowance for wordplay and 
hideous puns--the only good kind--so that "Tea and Biscuits with the 
Queen" could be interpreted as a T-square, dog biscuits, and a Queen album.)

Round four would incorporate one specific random item from each of the 
three previous boxes, but with those items not chosen until AFTER the 
end of round three.  Using the previous examples, you'd know that the 
final round would include: (1) lions, tigers, OR bears; (2) bell, book, 
OR candle; and (3) tea, biscuits, OR a queen; but not which ones.

Might be interesting.  ;)

--Sherry Shaw

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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: TC-RTC: A themed Challenge.
Date: 25 Apr 2016 16:43:00
Message: <571e4914$1@news.povray.org>
On 4/25/2016 4:15 PM, Sherry K. Shaw wrote:
> What if the first three rounds operated like the TV cooking competition
> "Chopped" (but without the element of a chef being sent home in each
> round).  At each round, the chefs are given identical boxes containing
> an utterly random set of ingredients (for example, blueberries, uni,
> nopales, and spam), each of which MUST be incorporated into their dish
> for that round.
>

That sounds like our Ready, Steady, Cook. Only it was not a knockout 
competition. But teams with one chef and one member of the audience. Who 
brought the ingredients.

> Rounds one, two, and three could each be a "box" containing three
> obligatory items ("Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" or "Bell, Book,
> and Candle").  (There should, of course, be allowance for wordplay and
> hideous puns--the only good kind--so that "Tea and Biscuits with the
> Queen" could be interpreted as a T-square, dog biscuits, and a Queen
> album.)
>
> Round four would incorporate one specific random item from each of the
> three previous boxes, but with those items not chosen until AFTER the
> end of round three.  Using the previous examples, you'd know that the
> final round would include: (1) lions, tigers, OR bears; (2) bell, book,
> OR candle; and (3) tea, biscuits, OR a queen; but not which ones.
>
> Might be interesting.  ;)
>
> --Sherry Shaw
>

Hmm! I'm thinking Monty Hall, now. All of those boxes, little boxes. :-)

Oh! No! Pete Seeger has come to visit. ;-)

We will certainly consider your suggestion Sherry. Bearing in mind the 
the entries are mostly by men. Do you not think that the rules are a bit 
complex? :-)

Joking aside it is a good idea.

-- 

Regards
     Stephen


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